Wanted to Kill Myself” – Months After Relinquishing the AEW Women’s Title, Thunder Rosa Gives Heartbreaking Insights on Her Physical and Mental Health

Published 05/22/2023, 2:00 PM EDT

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Pro wrestling is a contact sport. So it’s suffice to say that athletes have a high chance of incurring injuries that take a toll on their bodies. The intense schedule and the nature of the work can also lead to mental anguish in several superstars. Esteemed guests like Anthony Smith, Gerry Cooney, Thunder Rosa, and Chris Weidman came forward during a podcast to discuss mental health in combat sports. The AEW superstar appeared on the podcast and spoke about her battles with mental health.

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While there have been reports that Rosa probably needs to have surgery done to fix her back injury, there have been no statements on the same from her side. During her interview, she opened up that she did not just battle physical health issues, but also dealt with mental health problems.

Thunder Rosa speaks on the pains of battling mental health issues

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Thunder Rosa, opening up about dealing with mental health, said, “It’s a process you have no control over it. It’s when it comes with health, like you have no control over it.” She reiterated that in her head she felt like kicking herself and wanting to have one more match.

She further explained “But I feel like when that happened, not only knowing that I will have to relinquish something that I work really hard for, it was hard enough, but adding all the other levels of things on social media, the constant asking what’s going on if like, if you’re really injured or not, that really hurt even more.

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“It made things much more difficult that they were mentally for me,there were days that I’m, I’m gonna be honest, and I’ve said it on my, on my YouTube channel, I wanted to kill myself,” she added

Even if she did not want to give up, she made a choice by deciding to focus on physical and mental health. She pointed out that she reached a point where she felt suicidal.

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The AEW superstar also revealed how the lack of support from surrounding people negatively affected her through this tumultuous time.

Thunder Rosa disclosed the adverse effects of lacking support

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While speaking, the Rosa expressed how upsetting it was as there was a lack of support from the people.

She admitted that many athletes get injured throughout their careers.  Rosa expressed her frustration, saying that she did not have adequate time for recovery. Rosa’s willingness to share her story provides an opportunity for dialogue and reflection for sports entities as well as the common people.

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The brave wrestler’s decision to openly address her mental health struggle emphasizes the urgent need to prioritize mental health awareness in wrestling and sports. What do you make of the wrestler’s comments? Let us know in the comments section below.

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